Elections Have Consequences

I first want to tell the readers of this Newsletter that I hope they are well and safe during these trying times. Please heed the instructions given from Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot.

Secondly, I want to thank all of you who voted and I hope you were able to do it early or by mail. Please consider doing this in November so your vote counts.

In 2016, because of many reasons and none of them good, the country elected Donald Trump as President. Many of our voters stayed away or didn’t vote for various reasons. I am not going to rehash that election but I want everyone to think about what should be your criteria when voting for a candidate. If our candidate doesn’t live up to all your expectations of Progressive politics or Moderate politics, you need to think of the consequences of the candidate from the other side winning.

This is so evident as we face COVID-19 and our country is led by a narcissistic and ill-prepared liar. We have an opportunity in November to send him packing to Mar-a-Lago permanently. It depends on each of you!
When we finally decide on who will head our ticket – no matter what you think of that person and their particular politics or the Democratic Party’s influence in any of it – It is important you volunteer, donate and of course vote for our candidate. Also, pay attention to the down ticket races as we have some important ones in other Congressional districts, such as Lauren Underwood in the 14th and Sean Casten in the 6th.

Please try to vote early for the November election or vote by mail. You can see that anything can happen to keep you from the polls. I can’t stress this enough.If we all stick together and message really well, we can celebrate with a big party in November with our neighboring Democratic Organizations.

Stay safe and well.

Judy Mandel

President, New Trier Democrats